Car of the Year 2020

Car of the Year

2020




Winners

The Oneshift Car of the Year awards to us, is a perpetual ongoing process, to determine which cars are worth putting that downpayment for each year. The time has come for us to reveal the winning cars for Oneshift Car of the Year for 2020!

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Overall Winner

Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI Laurin & Klement

The Skoda Superb has a special place in our hearts. The Czech D-Segment sedan, in its upmarket Laurin & Klement trim, has an equipment list that you could easily mistake for a car that is more upmarket. The Superb does deliver excellently well on practicality, and has features that could easily rival many luxury brands... Luxury and space has never been this attainable!

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

5.0

Total

15.0

volkswagen-t-cross-1.0-tsi-r-line-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Small SUV
Volkswagen T-Cross

The Volkswagen T-Cross is a surprisingly large offering for the segment it sits in, and it boasts build quality from a class above.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

mg-hs-1.5-review
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact SUV
MG HS 1.5 Standard Turbo

Surprisingly good quality at an attainable price, MG is back!

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

kia-sorento-sx-tech-pack-2.2-diesel-2wd-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Family-Sized SUV
Kia Sorento SX Tech Pack 2.2 Diesel 2WD

Impressively well-equipped, spacious enough for up to seven, and it drives well too.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

mazda-3-m-hybrid-1.5-hatchback-astina-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact Hatchback
Mazda 3 M-Hybrid 1.5 Hatchback Astina

A bread and butter hatchback it may be, but the Mazda 3 is built to premium standards.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

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Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Small Hatchback
SEAT Ibiza

Like it's VW cousin, the SEAT Ibiza boast premium build quality for a B Segment car, and it is heaps of fun to drive!

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

mercedes-benz-cla-200-progressive-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Premium Compact 4-Door Coupe
Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe 200

When it grows up, it wants to be CLS.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

12.0

bmw-1-series-118i-m-sport-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Premium Compact Hatchback
BMW 1 Series 118i M Sport

The BMW 1 Series is back, and yes, it is front-driven, you get more interior space, and it is still quite a driver's car.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

honda-city-1.5-rs-sedan-i-vtec-lx-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Economy Sedan
Honda City

Honda upped the quality game with their new small sedan, and it looks good too!

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

5.0

Total

13.0

hyundai-avante-1.6-elite-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact Sedan
Hyundai Avante 1.6 Elite

The Avante returns, with build quality, features and smoothness that is hard to beat.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

skoda-superb-2.0-tsi-laurin-and-klement
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Full Sized Sedan
Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement 2.0 TSI

New engine and transmission upgrades to the Superb Laurin and Klement means better fuel economy. The Dynamic Chassis Control ensures Superb comfort.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

5.0

Total

15.0

bmw-3-series-318i-sedan-sport-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Executive Compact Sedan
BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan Sport

The BMW 318i delivers almost all the same frills as its more powerful siblings, and drives very well too!

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

lexus-es-300h
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Executive Sedan
Lexus ES 300h

The Lexus ES is surprisingly spacious on the inside. Here, Japanese Takumi craftsmen bring out the best in materials used on this "Executive Taokay" limo.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

bmw-7-series-740li-pure-excellence
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Luxury Sedan
BMW 7 Series 740Li Pure Excellence

The BMW 740i commands presence, is loaded with tech like its innovative Reversing Assistant, and runs on a smooth-revving inline six.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

mercedes-benz-b-class-b200-amg-line-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Mini MPV
Mercedes-Benz B-Class B200 AMG Line

The Mercedes-Benz B Class offers more room, improved versatility and cylinder deactivation tech for improved fuel economy.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

12.0

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Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
MPV
SEAT Alhambra Style 1.4 TSI

A full seven-seater MPV with its own booster seats. The SEAT Alhambra is truly a serious family-first car.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

12.0

skoda-octavia-rs245-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Performance Compact
Skoda Octavia RS245

Bang-for-buck performance... and it is amazingly practical too! The Skoda Octavia RS245 is right up there with the big boys; featuring a 241bhp turbocharged engine.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

12.0

alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-2.9-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
High Performance Luxury Car
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2.9

A V6, created by “The Prancing Horse”, carbon fibre driveshafts, perfect balance; the Quadrifoglio has lots to offer in terms of driver satisfaction.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

mercedes-benz-gla-200-progressive-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Premium Compact SUV
Mercedes-Benz GLA

Bigger and more refined than the car it replaces, the Mercedes-Benz GLA also has an innovative engine, that features cylinder deactivation.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

12.0

audi-q3-sportback-2.0-tfsi-qu-s-tronic-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Premium Compact Crossover
Audi Q3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI qu S Tronic

The Audi Q3 Sportback combinees coupe-like styling with the go-anywhere attitude of an SUV. Quattro all-wheel drive enhances the Q3's handling.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

bmw-m-series-1-series-m135i-xdrive-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Premium Performance Compact
BMW 1 Series M135i xDrive

Premium refinement meets pocket rocket performance meets day-to-day practicality

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

bmw-x3-xdrive30e-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact Executive PHEV SUV
BMW X3 xDrive30e xLine

BMW adds more dash to the X3 with Plug-in Hybrid power. Performance enhancements aside, fuel consumption is lower, which is what the PHEV drivetrain is intended for.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

14.0

bmw-x3-xdrive30i-m-sport-2018
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact Executive SUV
BMW X3 xDrive30i M Sport

The BMW X3 xDrive30i does not disappoint. Well-balanced for good road holding, you can also take it off the beaten path.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

land-rover-defender-3.0p-se-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Executive SUV
Land Rover Defender

The Defender returns, with its go-anywhere capabilities, but this time it does so much more, equally good off road, as it is on-road.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

5.0

Total

15.0

alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Executive Performance SUV
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2.9

Absolutely mental, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio V6 is actually developed by the guys at Ferrari.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

bmw-840i-gran-coupe-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Executive Four-Door Coupe
BMW 840i Gran Coupe

Smooth, silent performance. Lovely around the bends, as it is on the straights. Luxuriously-built and well equipped, that is the 840i.

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

toyota-corolla-altis-1.8-hybrid
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact Hybrid
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 Hybrid

The Corolla Altis Hybrid is satisfyingly comfortable, and handles well, we like that the finally have a hybrid drivetrain too.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

13.0

mg-zs-ev-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact EV
MG ZS EV

If you are looking for an attainable EV in your quest to go green, the MG ZS is a very practical solution.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

12.0

porsche-taycan-4s-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Luxury EV
Porsche Taycan 4S

The Taycan is Porsche's very first EV, and it is a promising start!

How it is built

5.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

5.0

Total

15.0

mclaren-gt-4.0-v8-2020
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Luxury Coupe
McLaren GT

The GT utilises a bespoke MonoCell II-T monocoque carbon fibre cell made specially for it, the T denoting 'Touring'.

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

4.0

How justifiable is it

4.0

Total

12.0

toyota-supra-gr-3.0l-2019
Car of the Year 2020 - Crest
Compact High Performance Coupe
Toyota Supra GR 3.0

Toyota got some help from BMW when they planned the new Supra, and the results are great!

How it is built

4.0

How does it tick

5.0

How justifiable is it

5.0

Total

14.0

Car of the Year 2020